Will China and India rewrite the rules of innovation?
HENRY CHESBROUGH Adjunct Professor, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
ARATI PRABHAKAR Partner, US Venture Partners
ASHOK RAO Chairman, TiE Global
JOHN ROESE Senior Vice President and General Manager, Huawei Technologies
Moderator: VIJAY VAITHEESWARAN Global Correspondent, The Economist
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Henry Chesbrough is Adjunct Professor and Executive Director at the Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Arati Prabhakar has spent her career investing in world-class engineers and scientists to create new technologies and businesses. Her first service to national security started in 1986 when she joined DARPA as a program manager. She initiated and managed programs in advanced semiconductor technology and flexible manufacturing, as well as demonstration projects to insert new semiconductor technologies into military systems. As the founding director of DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office, she led a team of program managers whose efforts spanned these areas, as well as optoelectronics, infrared imaging and nanoelectronics.
Ashok Rao is Chairman of TiE Global.
John Roese, senior vice-president of Huawei North American Research Center, oversees the company's overall research and development activities. He assists in establishing the product/device direction for R&D and impacts each unit's business, process and procedures.
Prior to joining Huawei, he was the global chief technology officer for Nortel based in Ottawa Canada, responsible for the leadership of the 12,000 R&D staff of the company. Additionally his responsibilities included leading the advanced research groups, common R&D, R&D strategy, the Nortel Intellectual Property Law group, standards activities, and broad externally facing evangelism and customer interaction on a global level. Prior to Nortel, he was CTO for Networking Technologies at Broadcom, CTO at Enterasys (now part of Siemens Enterprise Networks) and CTO of Cabletron Systems. His career has spanned the broad Information and Communications Technology market with experience in enterprise and carrier markets and technologies ranging from silicon development to higher level IT applications. He have been a member of the boards of numerous companies including Blade Network Technologies, Pingtel, Smartshare systems, and Bering Media and represented his companies in various initiatives within the industry including the board of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and board of the Alliance for Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS).
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is an award-winning journalist, author, and public speaker. The Financial Times recently proclaimed him to be “a writer to whom it is worth paying attention.” A 20-year veteran of The Economist, he is currently the magazine’s China business and finance editor. Kirkus Reviews has called Need, Speed, and Greed, Vaitheeswaran’s new book on global innovation, “the perfect primer for the postindustrial age.” He is a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations and advisor to the World Economic Forum. His commentaries have appeared on NPR and the BBC, and in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Professor Henry Chesbrough traces the development of 'fab-less' semiconductor companies. Driving this disruptive change, Chesbrough says, were high construction costs in Silicon Valley and skilled, low-cost labor in Asia. The result is a renewed emphasis on the value of innovation.